Latest Species reintroduction News

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Oct. 15, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows initially escaped when the tractor-trailer wrecked before dawn on Oct. 1 on a cloverleaf linking...

Imported brown bear released in Pyrenees as farmers protest

Oct. 4, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have released a female bear from Slovenia in the Pyrenees in an effort to preserve the population of brown bears, despite protests from farmers worried about their sheep. The Environment Ministry says the bear was set free to roam in the mountain range on Thursday. Brown...

Dolphins DT Phillips released after angry sideline outburst

Oct. 2, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released defensive tackle Jordan Phillips on Tuesday in the wake of his angry sideline outburst after he came out of a lopsided loss at New England. "Free at last free at last," Phillips wrote in an Instagram post that was later deleted. "Good luck to my brothers on...

In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Oct. 2, 2018 5:10 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo. The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland...

Udder disaster: Cows escape after livestock truck crashes

Oct. 1, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Georgia called in the cavalry Monday after dozens of cows escaped when a tractor-trailer transporting them overturned on a busy junction north of Atlanta. The truck carrying 89 cows overturned around 3 a.m. on the cloverleaf of Interstate 75 and I-285. Many of the cows...

The Latest: 87 cows accounted for after Atlanta truck wreck

Oct. 1, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on truck that overturned on Atlanta area interstate, with cows escaping onto the highway (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Police in the Atlanta area say they have accounted for nearly all the cows that were spilled onto an interstate highway when a livestock truck overturned. Cobb...

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

Sep. 16, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The man, identified by Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore as 26-year-old Arthur...

Jaguars release Bennett, creating roster spot for Fowler

Sep. 11, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive tackle Michael Bennett, clearing a roster spot for suspended defensive end Dante Fowler to rejoin the team. Fowler was suspended for the season opener at the New York Giants following a 2017 arrest. He returned to the team Monday,...

Veteran special teams contributor Bolden signed by Dolphins

Sep. 4, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran running back and special teams contributor Brandon Bolden has been signed by the Miami Dolphins three days after he was released by AFC East rival New England. The Dolphins also released center Travis Swanson on Tuesday, one day after he signed with the team. Bolden, who had been...

Eagles release 2017 4th-round pick Donnel Pumphrey

Sep. 1, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Running back Donnel Pumphrey was among the players released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. Pumphrey was a fourth-round pick in 2017 after becoming the all-time NCAA rushing leader at San Diego State. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury...